The Stream, June 17: California Drought Report

A new Pacific Institute report on California’s 2007-2009 drought finds surprising outcomes for the state’s agriculture, energy and the environment. Here’s also a summary by The New York Times Green blog.

The growing shale gas development could undermine the market for renewable energy, even as falling costs allow wind and solar to overtake fossil fuels in niche areas, energy executives and analysts told Reuters.

An Indian expert analyzes China’s reaction to a proposal to divert Brahmaputra River waters despite concerns in downstream riparian countries.

The low water levels after the prolonged dry spell in Europe and Germany’s plans for nuclear shutdowns may strain Europe’s power supplies this summer, according to a forecast by network operators, Reuters reports.

Biotech approaches to food production will not enhance Asia’s food security unless “severe distortions” in existing food production are first addressed, according to a Eurasia Review analysis.

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